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Shout To The Lord

  • Sing to Yahweh a new song! Sing to Yahweh, all the earth. Sing to Yahweh! Bless his name! Proclaim his salvation from day to day! Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. For Yahweh is great, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods. Psalms 96:1-4 WEB.

    I was so nervous when I took the microphone that evening. At our church, the lead singers in our praise and worship team failed to show up once again. The band members who did chose me to lead the praise that day. I didn't want to. So I got somewhere quiet, prayed, and I heard the Lord tell me this very clearly. It put me in tears, and it changed how I look at singing praise songs from that day forth. He told me this:

    "If one of your children came to you with tears in their eyes and told you how much they loved you. If they thanked you for all that you have done for them. Would you care what their voice sounded like while they were doing it?"

    I said, "No."

    Then He said, "Neither do I care what you sound like. It's why you do it."

    I went back on stage that afternoon and sang to Him, and I've never stopped. I learned to play the keyboard much the same way because the piano player wouldn't show up. Today, I use all those skills at Refreshing Hope. So step through the doors the Lord opens for you, and don't let fear hold you back from trying.

    David was a praiser, and He wrote most of the psalms in our bible. He loved God, and God loved him. Singing praise songs to God is a big part of our worship. Even Jesus and the disciples sang hymns together (Mark 14:26).

    The Lord doesn't care what you sound like while doing it. So shake off the fear of man, lift up your voice, sing praises to Him, and you will see great rewards in your life. Chains will be broken, and depression will flee. It is not how you do it, but why. There is something about parents that love to see their children sing, and our Heavenly Father is no different. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You today and ask that You set me free from the fear of man. Let Your praise rise up inside of me and bubble over. I praise Your wonderful name, and I am so thankful to know You today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! I love praising his worthy name !
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!! Thank you Lord 

 

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. Praise God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank You Father Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, praise God from whom all blessings flow.

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah..sing from thy heart. Sing melodies to God from your heart. Amen 

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

One of my advisee familys lost their dad yesterday. This reminder to praise our Lord who knows the Whys is encouraging me this morning.  I am so thankful to know You today, Lord. Bring comfort! Amen

Jun 3
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart a beautiful psalms thank you Father for wanting to hear me sing and thank you for loving me the way you do, give me a word to change my life Lord in your name I ask amen.

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Praise God Praise Jesus Amen 

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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD AND FAITHFUL.  HALLELUJAH.  AMEN

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes I Lord 

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